Educator Professional Development Prioritized
In a concerted effort to improve the quality of our school, Capitol has prioritized the professional development of our educators. When applying for the Every Student Succeeds Act High School Redesign act we looked at programs and other supplementary action items that would help us achieve the goals we were setting. The Johns Hopkins High School Redesign cohort is one such program.
Two key structures of the program are to improve instructional quality and to organize adults to maximize impact. The way that we meet these two structures is by presenting our students with tier one curricula and providing adequate professional development. There is no way that we could present our scholars with tier one curricula without first providing the necessary training to our educators.
Professional development is provided by state approved vendors Learn Zillion and Great Minds. These vendors also provide the curricula our scholars learn from. This is important because it ensures consistency in message and accuracy in application.